Feb 10th 19 8:28 pm
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Other teas that taste like Yerba Mate, good substitute?

by katherines » Feb 10th 19 8:28 pm

Hi all, apologies for a repeat of this topic if it already exists, but here goes. I fell in love with yerba mate (Gauyaki and Nativa brands) around a decade ago. Coffee consumer prior to that and was just looking for something with less jitteriness but equally complex in flavor. Mate totally delivers on all fronts and has plenty of great added components like antioxidants etc. I drink it sweetened with honey, brewed for a while in a french press. For years I have been concerned over the over consumption of it due in part to the studies on head, neck, throat cancers especially since I drink about a liter a day of it and so I feel like enough is enough. I really enjoy but am eager to find a healthier alternative. Taste is my main goal along with zero cancer risk would be nice, ha. I've read matcha can be rich and grassy? Or long steeped rooibos? Any ideas would love! Thank you!

Feb 18th 19 8:30 am
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Re: Other teas that taste like Yerba Mate, good substitute?

by 12Tea » Feb 18th 19 8:30 am

Perhaps you can try buckwheat tea (also known as soba tea).

Feb 19th 19 8:55 pm
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Re: Other teas that taste like Yerba Mate, good substitute?

by twiggysiren » Feb 19th 19 8:55 pm

katherines wrote: Hi all, apologies for a repeat of this topic if it already exists, but here goes. I fell in love with yerba mate (Gauyaki and Nativa brands) around a decade ago. Coffee consumer prior to that and was just looking for something with less jitteriness but equally complex in flavor. Mate totally delivers on all fronts and has plenty of great added components like antioxidants etc. I drink it sweetened with honey, brewed for a while in a french press. For years I have been concerned over the over consumption of it due in part to the studies on head, neck, throat cancers especially since I drink about a liter a day of it and so I feel like enough is enough. I really enjoy but am eager to find a healthier alternative. Taste is my main goal along with zero cancer risk would be nice, ha. I've read matcha can be rich and grassy? Or long steeped rooibos? Any ideas would love! Thank you!
Hi, maybe a roasted green tea like Hoji-cha or Genmaicha would do the trick. I'm a mate lover and these teas are similarly satisfying to me.